Highly Experienced and qualified
Since 2001 Michael has provided child, adolescent, adult and family therapy services that have helped people during and after challenging periods in their lives. He has been trained at the internationally renowned Tavistock and Portman Clinic (UK), is a member of AASW and is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. He delivers training on a state, national and international level on the application of trauma informed, systemic, narrative and attachment based approaches to therapeutic work. Michael was previously the Senior Therapist at Act for Kids, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities.
A creative therapist – one size does not fit all
Michael avoids a ‘one size fits all’ attitude and tends to draw on a range of approaches including Trauma-Informed Practice; Systemic, Narrative, Attachment based therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Emotional Coaching; Non-violent Resistance Parenting; Mindfulness and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Ultimately his priority is to do what works for his client. Michael’s approach is respectful, action orientated, resource focused, collaborative and sometimes a little unorthodox. He is creative, curious, intuitive and adaptable. He talks with people in ways that makes sense to them.
Trauma and mental health specialist
Michael has a passion for helping children, young people and their parents/carers on aspects of their lived experiences and relationships that other therapists are often less prepared or trained to engage with. Michael is trained in a range of trauma informed approaches for adults and children which can quickly help people resolve memories of disturbing events that fuel PTSD, anxiety, depression, emotional reactivity and patterns of escalating conflict.